Thursday, September 22, 2011

Grandma's Sour Cream and Raisin Apple Pie

2011 Harbor Beach Chili Cookoff pie winner! So glad you enjoyed the pie. Here is the "secret" recipe:
(1) unbaked pie shell (mine was home made but Pillsbury is ok to use)
(4) cups thinly sliced apples (Rome) but I used some Granny Smith & MacIntosh
3/4 cup sugar
Mix together and put in a couple Tbsp of flour
Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and a little nutmeg to taste
Chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
l/2 cup raisins (I used golden)
Mix above together and then mix in with the apples
Topping
1/2 cup brown sugar
l/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
Cut butter into the sugar & flour - Set aside; don't put this on top of pie yet
Put the apples & sour cream mixture into pie shell. These can be left out, but I put them in for the contest or you can use walnuts.
Place pie in a 400° oven and bake for 25 minutes. Take out then top with a few chopped pecans and cover with your topping and return to oven for 20 more minutes. Note: watch the topping and your crust rim so that it doesn't burn.
Enjoy

Linda McLean

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